Congressman Markey worries about U.S. natural gas exports

Michael Giberson Congressman Ed Markey recently sent a letter to Energy Secretary Steven Chu inquiring into the possibility that natural gas exports may be harmful to the public interest (see press release, copy of letter). Markey’s concern is that exports will tend to push U.S. gas prices (currently around $3 or $4 per mmbtu) to … More Congressman Markey worries about U.S. natural gas exports

Coal company to EPA: Regulate me, please

Michael Giberson It looks like a “man bites dog” headline in the New York Times: “A Coal-Fired Plant That Is Eager for U.S. Rules.” As operators of coal-fired power plants around the country welcome a court-ordered delay on tighter pollution rules, the owner of a retrofitted plant here says that the rules cannot come too soon. … More Coal company to EPA: Regulate me, please

Claims by lobbyists that deserve to be laughed at

Michael Giberson Sometimes politicians and lobbyists make claims that deserve to be laughed at in the most public way possible. Here is an example from the ethanol lobby, via The Hill‘s Congress Blog: US ethanol makes history by sacrificing a subsidy By Bob Dinneen, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association – 01/05/12 11:26 AM ET … More Claims by lobbyists that deserve to be laughed at